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Sam's quest to become first openly gay player in NFL on hold

Saturday, 30 August 2014 15:24
(Reuters) - Defensive end Michael Sam's dream of becoming the first openly gay player in the National Football League (NFL) was put on hold on Saturday when he failed to make the St. Louis Rams' 53-man roster for the 2014 regular season. The 24-year-old, a standout with the University of Missouri who had announced he was gay in February, was one of 22 players waived in a final cut by the Rams to reach the…
Obama's 'cautious' approach on ISIS
Saturday, 30 August 2014 15:10
STORY HIGHLIGHTSSen. Dianne Feinstein says Obama's approach to ISIS might be "too cautious"Republicans insist the threat ISIS poses to the U.S. is immediateObtaining intelligence about ISIS from war-torn Syria has been difficult, Democrats say (CNN) -- After President Barack Obama said he didn't yet have a strategy for ISIS in Syria, even a Democrat on Sunday criticized the President's approach to fighting the extremist terror group.
California governor lauds passage of 'historic' sick leave bill
Saturday, 30 August 2014 14:23
By Brendan O'Brien (Reuters) - A measure to grant California workers mandatory sick leave that passed the state legislature early on Saturday appeared poised to become law after Governor Jerry Brown lauded it as a historic achievement. The bill would require employers to provide at least three days of annual paid sick leave to workers, who would accrue the time off at a rate of one hour per 30 hours worked.
Cheney: Any attempt to impeach Obama would be distraction
Saturday, 30 August 2014 13:54
STORY HIGHLIGHTSFormer Vice President Dick Cheney interviewed on CNNCheney says Obama may be worse president than Jimmy CarterSome conservatives like Sarah Palin calling for Obama impeachmentNEW: Cheney takes no blame for Iraq, says today's debacle mainly due to Obama (CNN) -- Although a fierce critic of Barack Obama, former Vice President Dick Cheney does not support calls from some on the far right of his party to impeach him, saying it would simply create a…
Hillary Clinton's unpaid warriors
Saturday, 30 August 2014 13:52
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, pictured in October 2012, has become one of the most powerful people in Washington. Here's a look at her life and career through the years.
Is Obama 'too cautious' on ISIS?
Saturday, 30 August 2014 13:48
STORY HIGHLIGHTSSen. Dianne Feinstein says Obama's approach to ISIS might be "too cautious"Republicans insist the threat ISIS poses to the U.S. is immediateObtaining intelligence about ISIS from war-torn Syria has been difficult, Democrats say (CNN) -- After President Barack Obama said he didn't yet have a strategy for ISIS in Syria, even a Democrat on Sunday criticized the President's approach to fighting the extremist terror group.
Obama attending wedding of longtime personal chef to MSNBC host
Saturday, 30 August 2014 12:48
Wedding bells are about to ring for someone President Barack Obama thinks of as family. White House chef Sam Kass is tying the knot Saturday evening to MSNBC host Alex Wagner. Obama, his wife and their daughters will be among the guests at the ceremony in Westchester County, north of New York City. It's at a farm-to-table restaurant that's a favorite of both Kass and first lady Michelle Obama. Kass began preparing meals for the…
In the spirit of Labor Day, Obama promotes boosting minimum wage
Saturday, 30 August 2014 12:22
August 30, 2014, 11:28 AM|The president channeled Labor Day weekend in his weekly address to echo one of his most familiar refrains: "America deserves a raise."
Rep. Larry Bucshon: “More than 40 good jobs bills” sitting stagnant in Senate
Saturday, 30 August 2014 12:22
August 30, 2014, 11:32 AM|With Labor Day as an appropriate pivot point, Rep. Larry Bucshon, R-Ind., said in the weekly Republican address, three things will guide Congress's discussion in the weeks ahead: "getting people back to work, lowering costs at home and restoring opportunity."
Criticism after strategy comment
Saturday, 30 August 2014 12:18
STORY HIGHLIGHTSSen. Dianne Feinstein says Obama's approach to ISIS might be "too cautious"Republicans insist the threat ISIS poses to the U.S. is immediateObtaining intelligence about ISIS from war-torn Syria has been difficult, Democrats say (CNN) -- After President Barack Obama said he didn't yet have a strategy for ISIS in Syria, even a Democrat on Sunday criticized the President's approach to fighting the extremist terror group.

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